At Central Synagogue


Events and Maintenance Staff Person

Posted on July 19, 2018

Our Vision
Central Synagogue is guided and inspired by Jewish tradition and our core purpose is to transform lives.

Job Summary/Objective
Maintains the buildings interiors/exteriors in a clean and orderly manner; performs a variety of custodial and building maintenance duties as directed. Sets up and breaks down events at the facilities as directed, and performs related work as required. This position is responsible for the safe and daily operations of the facilities.

Reports to:
The Buildings Manager, Assistant Buildings Manager



  • Full Time, Schedule may Fluctuate, May be required to work Fridays and Saturdays for Services, Weekends, Holidays and High Holidays.
  • Non-Exempt and eligible for OT over 40 hours per week with the supervisor’s approval.

Events and Maintenance Staff Person:

  • Sets up and breaks down events. Assists in the operations of the Nursery and Religious School
  • Sweeps, scrubs and mops floors
  • Vacuums and cleans rugs
  • Washes, dusts and polishes furniture, woodwork, pictures and shelves
  • Empties and cleans waste receptacles
  • Cleans walls, fountains, windows and restrooms
  • Replenishes supplies
  • Turns out lights and locks doors and windows
  • Reports necessary repairs
  • Cleans and maintains equipment used in work
  • May perform a variety of building maintenance tasks
  • Available for special events and High Holy Days
  • Promptly informs management of any injury, safety and/or security issues.

Core Competencies:

  • The methods, materials and equipment used in events, janitorial and building maintenance.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Maintain a safe and hazard free work environment for the Staff, Students, Clergy, Congregation, and fellow employees.
  • Report any suspicious/illegal activity to a supervisor and/or Security immediately.


  • To perform a variety of manual tasks; follow oral and written directions; plan and complete assigned duties on a regular schedule; maintain good working relationships with others. Ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality.
  • Report any suspicious/illegal activity to a supervisor and/or Security immediately.
  • We reserve the right to modify job duties and responsibilities at any time.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job and may change at any time.

Application Process
Please submit a resume via email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the subject line “Events and Maintenance Staff”.

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Central Synagogue is a thriving reform congregation in midtown Manhattan, serving 2,500+ families and the larger community. We work tirelessly toward a world in which Judaism is central to the lives of Jews everywhere and is a profound and positive force for humanity. We are relentless in our pursuit of that goal, constantly evolving to reach far beyond the walls of our synagogue to learn, worship, serve and continually redefine what it means to be Jewish today. For more information about our organization visit

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Central Synagogue, a 503(c) religious organization, employs 80 full-time and 30+ part time staff positions in more than a dozen departments, including our Religious School; Nursery School and Early Childhood Center; clergy study; membership, finance, communications, technology, development, maintenance, events, and administrative support teams. Our staff, which we consider "a team," is committed to excellence in our work. Central offers generous benefits and paid time off to its employees. We invite you to review our current openings and apply here. Central Synagogue is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

X Central Synagogue will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, military status, marital status, physical and mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is the policy of the Congregation that certain positions must be filled by persons of the Jewish faith as a bona fide occupational qualification. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. All employees, regardless of position, are expected to maintain and contribute to this policy.